Mincing

Mincing
   (Heb. taphoph, Isa. 3:16), taking affectedly short and quick steps. Luther renders the word by "wag" or "waggle," thus representing "the affected gait of coquettish females."

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • mincing — [min′siŋ] adj. 1. affectedly elegant or dainty: of a person or a person s speech, manner, etc. 2. characterized by short steps or affected daintiness [a mincing walk] mincingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • Mincing — Min cing, a. That minces; characterized by primness or affected nicety. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mincing — (adj.) affectedly dainty, 1520s, probably originally in reference to speech, when words were clipped to affect elegance; or in reference to walking with short steps; prp. adjective from from MINCE (Cf. mince) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mincing — [adj] affected, pretentious artificial, dainty, delicate, effeminate, fastidious, finical, finicky, fussy, genteel, insincere, la di da*, nice, particular, persnickety, precious, sissy, squeamish, stilted, too too*, unnatural; concepts 401,404… …   New thesaurus

  • Mincing — Mince redirects here. For other uses of the term, see Mince (disambiguation). Mincing is a food preparation technique in which food ingredients are finely divided. The effect is to create a closely bonded mixture of ingredients and a soft or… …   Wikipedia

  • mincing — adjective Date: 1530 affectedly dainty or delicate < taking mincing steps > • mincingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mincing — adjective no one dared to laugh at the young master s mincing walk Syn: affected, dainty, effeminate, pretentious, dandified, foppish; informal camp …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • mincing — minc•ing [[t]ˈmɪn sɪŋ[/t]] adj. affectedly dainty, or elegant: mincing steps[/ex] • Etymology: 1520–30 minc′ing•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • mincing — /ˈmɪnsɪŋ/ (say minsing) adjective 1. affectedly nice or elegant, as gait, behaviour, air, speech, etc.: *She moved off with mincing steps; came back to whisper I really was married to him, you know. –g.b. lancaster, 1933. 2. walking, acting, or… …  

  • mincing — mince ► VERB 1) cut up or shred (meat) into very small pieces. 2) walk in an affected manner with short, quick steps and swinging hips. ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ minced meat. ● mince (one s) words Cf. ↑mince words …   English terms dictionary

  • Mincing Lane — is a one way street in the City of London linking Fenchurch Street southward to Great Tower Street. Looking north up Mincing Lane, with Minster Court on the right and 30 St Mary Axe in the background Its name is a corruption of Mynchen Lane so… …   Wikipedia

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